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Jan. 31, 2019

Survey Shows ‘Frustrating’ Increase in Academy Sexual Misconduct

The increase in rates of sexual misconduct at the military academies detailed in the Defense Department’s annual report of sexual harassment and violence are “frustrating, disheartening and unacceptable,” the Pentagon’s director of force resiliency said.

Jan. 29, 2019

Dunford Welcomes Thai Counterpart for Talks on Military Relationship

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted a welcome ceremony for his counterpart from Thailand at Conmy Hall, Fort Myer, Va., to discuss military-to-military relationship between the longtime allies.

Jan. 29, 2019

DOD Officials Testify on Military Support to Southwest Border

John C. Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy and Navy Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, the Joint Staff director of operations, told the House Armed Services Committee that the support DOD personnel provided allowed Customs and Border Patrol agents to deploy where they were most needed.

Jan. 28, 2019

Shanahan Encouraged by NATO Progress on Operations, Burden-Sharing

During a meeting with NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said he is encouraged by NATO’s operational progress its efforts to increase burden-sharing.

Jan. 25, 2019

Official Explains Federal Tax Changes for Military, Spouses

Most service members and their families will see a reduction in their tax bills this year, but there are a number of changes in U.S. federal tax laws that they need to be aware of, said the executive director of the Pentagon’s Armed Forces Tax Council.

Jan. 23, 2019

New Strategy Encourages Innovation, Better Intel Sharing

The latest iteration of the National Intelligence Strategy aims at encouraging innovation and sharing information and intelligence among like-minded nations, the director of national intelligence said.

Jan. 22, 2019

DOD Moves Closer to Implementing Changes to Transgender Policy

Following a ruling from the Supreme Court, the Defense Department is moving closer to implementing changes to its transgender policy.

Jan. 18, 2019

Dunford: Allies, Partners to Gain Importance in Future

Allies and partners will become more crucial to peace and security in the years ahead, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in the Netherlands during a ceremony in which he received the Order of Orange-Nassau award.

Jan. 17, 2019

Trump Pledges to Protect America From Any Enemy Missile

When it comes to defending America against the threat of a missile attack from any nation, President Donald J. Trump said that “the goal is simple. It is to ensure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States, anytime, anywhere and any place.”

Jan. 17, 2019

Strong Missile Shield Protects U.S., Allies

President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Michael R. Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan announced the release of the 2019 Missile Defense Review at the Pentagon. The MDR is the last of four strategic guidance documents that Trump directed the national security establishment to create to better guide decision-making on critical defense policy issues.

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